questionshave you donated to the typhoon victims at the…

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Don't waste your time or money with Red Cross. The CEO takes a 400,000/year salary, and they charge aid workers for food and terrible coffee. Try an organization that is actually putting every single cent back into the communities that need help.

http://www.deathvalleymag.com/2013/11/13/death-valley-expeditionary-corps-typhoon-haiyan-relief-donation-drive/

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How much has Facebook itself pledged?

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@dows: Sorry, that is inaccurate. Red Cross remains one of the most efficient and effective organizations on the ground.

See the ratings at Charity Navigator, an unbiased data-driven source: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3277#.UoVr2OL3PKc

The CEO of Red Cross, a multi-billion dollar organization, takes less home with only a $400k salary and no bonus nor equity. Someone with the responsibility of any commercial organization at this level makes a lot more. I personally would not want any one incompetent to run Red Cross.

There is always overhead, for any non-profit. Claiming 100% goes to the victims is actually a standard red-flag for most. I sit on the Board of a few non-profit (voluntarily, non-paid Board member), and I manage my family's philanthropic activities. I know this space very well.

I can't find the 990 Non-profit form for this Death Valley organization you posted and hence I can't verify their claims. Could you show me?

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@jsimsace: No idea. Why does it matter? They helped, in a very scalable and expandable way. That's worth a lot. My guess is that Red Cross would receiver well over a million from facebook's effort alone.

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Ask a military veteran what they think of the Red Cross.

I'm sure countless other vets share my view that donations go to any organization other than RC.

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@rh48: Why, because no free donuts? That's ridiculous. Holding a grudge against an organization that does so much good because of something so petty is just sad and pretty pathetic. Full disclosure: I'm a vet and have no problem paying for what I eat. Why don't you see what a former POW has to say? I'm pretty sure they'd tell you about how those Red Cross packages were pretty important while they were held captive.

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@rh48: There's a whole list of other organizations in the image I posted above; please feel free to donate as much as you can to those organizations if you have personal issues with the Red Cross.

Thank you!

Not directed at rh48: I wonder who on Earth would vote this post down, seriously?